Historical Tracts

W. Porter, 1787 - 313 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 282 - ... of years past, they would never, to the end of the world, build houses, make townships or villages, or manure...
Σελίδα 129 - Neither did any of them in all this time plant any gardens or orchards, enclose or improve their lands, live together in settled villages or towns, nor make any provision for posterity...
Σελίδα 128 - And by the Irish custom of gavelkind the inferior tenantries were partible amongst all the males of the sept, both bastards and legitimate ; and after partition made, if any one of the sept had died, his portion was not divided among his sons, but the chief of the sept made a new partition of all the lands belonging to that sept, and gave every one his part according to his antiquity.
Σελίδα 90 - Englishman might oppress, spoil and kill them without control, how was it possible they should be other than outlaws and enemies to the crown of England? If the king would not admit them to the condition of subjects, how could they learn to acknowledge and obey him as their sovereign...
Σελίδα 1 - ... west parts of the world ; the long inlets of many navigable rivers and so many great lakes and fresh ponds within the land, as the like are not to be seen in any part of Europe ; the rich fishings and wild-fowl of all kinds ; and lastly, the bodies and minds of the people endued with extraordinary abilities of nature.
Σελίδα 90 - ... years at least after the conquest first attempted, the English laws were not communicated to the Irish, nor the. benefit and protection thereof allowed unto them, though they earnestly desired and sought the same.
Σελίδα 213 - For there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish, or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof, although it be against themselves ; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law when upon just cause they do desire it.
Σελίδα 129 - ... for his private habitation, but such as have lately obtained estates according to the course of the law of England. Neither did any of them, in all this time, plant any garden or orchard.
Σελίδα 239 - ... that, if they condemned any man, his friends, in revenge, would rob or burn or kill them for it, and that the like mischief had happened to divers jurors since the last session holden there : such is the barbarous malice and impiety of this people. Notwithstanding, when we had punished one jury with good round fines and imprisonment for acquitting some prisoners contrary to.
Σελίδα 232 - ... did not, within five years, build a caftle upon fome part of the land, contained in their patents, their feveral grants to be void. Thus it appeared, that thefe four baronies were then beftowed among the chief lords or gentlemen of that country, and, as they had their...

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